doubleEMA() function

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The doubleEMA() function calculates the exponential moving average of values in the _value column grouped into n number of points, giving more weight to recent data at double the rate of exponentialMovingAverage().

Function type: Aggregate

doubleEMA(n: 5)
Double exponential moving average rules:
  • A double exponential moving average is defined as doubleEMA = 2 * EMA_N - EMA of EMA_N.
    • EMA is an exponential moving average.
    • N = n is the period used to calculate the EMA.
  • A true double exponential moving average requires at least 2 * n - 1 values. If not enough values exist to calculate the double EMA, it returns a NaN value.
  • doubleEMA() inherits all exponential moving average rules.



The number of points to average.

Data type: Integer


Calculate a five point double exponential moving average

from(bucket: "telegraf/autogen"):
  |> range(start: -12h)
  |> doubleEMA(n: 5)

Function definition

doubleEMA = (n, tables=<-) =>
    |> exponentialMovingAverage(n:n)
    |> duplicate(column:"_value", as:"ema")
    |> exponentialMovingAverage(n:n)
    |> map(fn: (r) => ({r with _value: 2.0 * r.ema - r._value}))
    |> drop(columns: ["ema"])